10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Cruise-In to Harley, Xtreme Trail Run, Dock Party, and Art Exhibits

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: May 24, 2012

Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do!

Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso's Cruise In Night Returns
Once again, Harley Davidson of Valparaiso is hosting their South Point Cruise-In Night at their location on Route 30. This year’s weekly festival will kick off their 2012 Cruise-In Nights on Friday, May 25. Lakeshore Paws will have cats and dogs available for adoption to go along with the free cruise-in, along with great food by Suzie’s Café, a beer garden from LeRoy’s, live music, and fun for all ages! If you own a car you think is worthy of showing, or if you're simply a car aficionado or simply an appreciator of fine automobiles, all are welcome.

Brother of All Opens May 25 at Chicago Street
Brother of All Directors Traci Brant and Jonni Pera have the pleasure, but also the pressure, of producing an original work by Chicago Street Theatre's Resident Playwright Jim Henry. Henry's play focuses on Leonard Street (Josh Eggleston), a young man who is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation as a result of a shocking family tragedy. During his session with Dr. Albert (Dave Pera), the events of Leonard's life and his Cherokee heritage unfold. The story is a compelling drama with some touching, humorous moments intertwined. It's the kind of play that gradually reveals key plot information, and by the end has you analyzing and re-thinking everything you thought you knew.

RE/MAX Affiliates Hosting Memorial Day Trail Run Xtreme 12K
RE/MAX Affiliates, along with the Portage Department of Parks and Recreation, Outback, and Gabriel’s Horn will present the Memorial Day Trail Run Xtreme 12K on May 28. The course is an extremely rugged 12K course traversing hills, log jumps, creek crossings, mud and switchbacks over a single track mountain bike trail. Runners will get wet and muddy and shoes have been lost over the course. The Kid’s Mile course is an easier version over a trail and around soccer fields.

High School Students Participate in 2012 Art Show
The annual Portage High School Art Show opened to the public on May 16 and runs through May 25. The public is invited to come and view this outstanding show. Each of the six art teachers selected 50 pieces from the works her students created this year.

Register Online for 5th Annual Kent's Run 5K
Come celebrate the life of former Boone Grove High School student-athlete Kent Ribordy. Kent passed away from leukemia in 2007. The event will be held on Saturday, May 26th, at 8 a.m. The start and finish line is located at Boone Grove Middle School.

Celebrate Memorial Day with B & E Marine's Dock Party!
On Saturday, May 26th at 6pm, B & E Marine will host its annual Memorial Day Dock Party at the B & E Marine Showroom! All B & E Owners Club Party attendees should bring a dish to share and their favorite beverage as they enjoy live music.

The Cobe Cup 103rd Anniversary Celebration
The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce along with the Lowell Chamber of Commerce will host the Cobe Cup 103rd Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 26. This car cruise “re-races” the tire tracks of the 1909 Cobe Cup Race, which is believed to be Indiana’s first major car race, predating the Indianapolis 500. The cruise will begin at 1:00 pm from the Lake County Fairgrounds. Participants will travel through Cedar Lake and continue to Lowell, heading east to Buckley Homestead County Park.

Dichroic Glass Jewelry Returns to Lifestyles
Dichroic Glass Jewelry by Lori Hutchins is back!! She will be at Lifestyles Thursday, May 24, 2012, 3 pm to 7 pm, through Saturday, May 26th, 9 am to 7 pm both Friday and Saturday. Check out all the neat, unique pieces!

Private Collection Showcases the Beauty of Glass
Complementing our upcoming exhibition, Light & Flow, this tour provides a rare opportunity to view works by easily recognized names like Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, alongside an impressive list of internationally known glass artists. You'll meet at Lubeznik Center in Michigan City before being transported to South Bend for a one-hour tour led by Michael Hofer, Manager of Echt Gallery. This unique adventure will be followed by a champagne reception and tour of the exhibition upon your return to Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

"Last Sunday" to Explore PNC Sculptures
When the May exhibit, “Color Concept,” closes on Sunday, May 27, the Southern Shore Art Association will initiate its first “Last Sunday”, an informal and informative social event with a short presentation, refreshments and a raffle. Judy Jacobi from Purdue University North Central (PNC) will give a presentation on the many sculptures adorning their campus grounds and on the substantial endowment of sculptures by George Sugarman. Shoreline Brewery is donating beer, Lange’s Old Fashioned Meat Market is donating brats and mustard.

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